Smaller round with rind of blue and a heart of pink.#528

An eye of pink in a thick rind of blue included round. This standard round brilliant has a fine set of evenly distributed inclusion fofa moderate amount. When you tilt the stone you can see a bit of purple in the mixing of the paste pink eye with the blue rind. It weighs .86 carats.

I purchased the rough for this standard round tourmaline as a bit of cuprian color, but my spectrometer said no copper.  It is still interesting, even if it has moderate inclusion that inhibit the flash.  They are at least spread evenly threw out the gemstone. Now why is it still interesting, because it has a pink eye at the culet and a thick pastel blue rind.  By tilting the gemstone you can spread a little pink into the blue world and come up with a touch of purple, an eternal quest.  This demoted and modest gemstone weighs .86 carats.


About Bruce Fry

I was born in Summit, NJ in 1947 and graduated from Summit High School in 1966. I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1970 and after spending another year in graduate school, I left to see the world of Brazil. After spending some more time discovering myself, I ended up working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years as an Air Quality Engineer in the Department of Environmental Protection. I retired in 2007 and took up faceting gemstones again after a long hiatus that reached back to my twenties. I had started cutting cabochons when I was 13 and bought my first faceting machine when I was 15, but ran out of money and time until I retired. My great love in gemology is tourmaline and the collection presented here represents my effort to get as much beauty and variety in the colors of tourmaline as I can. I was particularly lucky in being able to get unheated cuprian tourmaline before copper was discovered in gem grade tourmaline from Mozambique.
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